LibriVox recording of A Spinner in the Sun, by Myrtle Read. Dramatic Reading by volunteer readers.
Myrtle Reed may always be depended upon to write a story in which poetry, charm, tenderness and humor are combined into a clever and entertaining book. Her characters are delightful and she always displays a quaint humor of expression and a quiet feeling of pathos which give a touch of active realism to all her writings. In "A Spinner in the Sun" she tells an old-fashioned love story, of a veiled lady who lives in solitude and whose features her neighbors have never seen. There is a mystery at the heart of the book that throws over it the glamour of romance (Summary by Summary by Grosset & Dunlap publishers, 1913)
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Another first-rate dramatic reading. The simple story about a long-ago heartbreak and the need to forgive is filled with memorable scenes and characters. All the readers were well-suited to their character.
John Trevithick reading Piper Tom is amazing. I will be keeping this novel on my MP3 player a little longer and listen again to the Piper Tom moments. Absolutely wonderful!
Trisha G was delightful as the gossipy neighbor Miss Mehitable,
I must caution that the story does include themes of suicide and animal cruelty. It is an emotional story and more than one tissue may be needed.
A note about locating the dramatic readings: The dramatic versions are not always listed under Dramatic Reading in the subject search. So far, the best way that I have found to locate this amazing collection is to search (dramatic reading) with parenthesis included.